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The Globe’s Staff’s recommendations for Fall media, activities, and more

The Globe staff’s recommendations for fall


With this past weekend officially marking the fall season, we thought we would write up some of our fall favorites that put us in the sweater weather mood. 


Ana Bellamy, Co-Features and Arts and Entertainment Editor

Once September 1st comes around, I like to surround myself with anything Halloween or spooky-related because it’s my favorite time of year, and it comes around when I need it the most. 


 I love pumpkins. I have an addiction to Little Debbie’s Pumpkin Brownies. If I could keep a jack-o-lantern at my house for a whole year, I would. You’ll probably see me walking around campus carrying a pumpkin-shaped mug or cup of some sort. Y’all, go feel like a kid again and get a pumpkin-shaped cup. You won’t regret it!


I light any candles and incense that can fill my living space with autumn-my smells any time I can. Pumpkins, cinnamon, crumpled leaves, and cloves are my go-tos. Air fresheners are great for non-flame spaces.


Pumpkin spice is a godsend. Bonfires, my red Doc Martens, apple cider, s’mores and Halloween Oreos (which are better than regular Oreos) are as well. 


If there is not a horror movie on TV, I fill the void with archival footage of Halloween-y commercials from the 70s, 80s and 90s, which can be found on YouTube. My favorite movies for the season are Practical Magic, Hocus Pocus, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Evil Dead 2, and Donnie Darko. I have many other spooky movie recommendations, but I will probably save it for another issue! 


Erin Yudt, Editor-In-Chief

While I may not be much of a sports person, there is something about watching sports in person during the fall. Whether it is the nostalgia from my marching band and cheerleading days or the Pittsburgh culture, it is easily one of my favorite fall activities. 


I love fall fashion with my entire heart, and it is arguably the best season for fashion, even when you have to layer for a nighttime game. From cute turtlenecks to boots to beanies and scarves, fall offers a variety of cozy options.


I also love curling up in a blanket with friends while freezing our behinds off on cold metal bleachers and drinking hot chocolate. I love pretending to know what is happening in front of me and becoming overly passionate for no reason. I love having a sense of school pride even if I am attending a non-PPU sporting event. 


I highly recommend watching both our men’s and women’s soccer games. They can get very intense quickly, and the views of the city are immaculate from the Highmark Stadium. The walk back to campus is also iconic as the water from the river brings up even colder air, and dodging the holes on the Smithfield Bridge is always an adventure.


August Stephens, Co-Opinions Editor

When the leaves start turning shades of red, orange, and yellow; and the air finally becomes crisp, I find myself diving right into the fall season. 


My two book recommendations are The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and These Violent Delights by Micah Nemerever. Chbosky makes the words on the page reek of nostalgia and the uncertainty of adolescence- which I think is always a great way to start the season. Nemerever builds the most gripping, man-loving-man dark academia romance, also taking place in the smoky home of Pittsburgh, like The Perks of Being a Wallflower. 


If possible, splurging on pumpkin food products is one investment which I’ve found worth the wait. Pumpkin pasta, tea, and muffins have made celebrating the little things easier through the chillier weather. 


Carson Folio, Co-Opinions Editor

Being someone who used to prefer summer to every season and has now converted to a “fall enjoyer,” this is the time to thrive in. 


Sit outside when it’s cold and you get to layer up – just enough to the point where it is comfortable and not a requirement just to get around. Buy that flannel shirt you saw at Goodwill for six dollars, carve a pumpkin and have it in your dorm like you’re a kid again, and get that pumpkin spice latte without shame. Do what makes fall a great season for you.


Of course, nothing says fall quite like scary movies, so that is exactly what I recommend. I like to watch every movie in the Scream franchise – good or bad, and I can’t help but go back to watching Coraline and Frankenweenie. 


Cassandra Harris, Editor-Elect


When everything begins to turn orange, my favorite thing is the clothes. There are so many opportunities to layer outfits without feeling limited by how warm you might get. Maybe a long sleeve sweater with a raincoat and then a leather coat on top. Or a tank top followed by a sweater followed by that raincoat, followed by that leather jacket. Although, I don’t think that I quite understand how to dress myself, let alone give others advice on what to wear this coming fall season. 


Rachel Ross, Co Features/A&E Editor


I have a hard time letting go of Summer, as it’s my favorite time of year, but once I eventually settle into the idea of Fall, I submit to the cute, cozy sweaters and pumpkin muffins from Dunkin. 


I’m not really a pumpkin spice person, it’s taken me a long time to come around to coffee in general, so those muffins are about all I can recommend in that vein. They’re probably terrible for you and a complete mess to eat, but worth it for how good they are. 


I can’t handle scary movies at all, so I stick to lighter Halloween fare like “Halloweentown,” which I watch every year with my mom, “Elvira: Mistress of the Dark,” or that one “Zack and Cody” episode where they stay in the haunted room. 


My go to show is “Gilmore Girls,” specifically season 1, and my go to album is Kate Bush’s “The Kick Inside.” It has nothing to do with Fall, I just have fond memories of listening to it around this time in twelfth grade. 


I also enjoy watching football with my family, even though I have no idea what’s going on, carving pumpkins, and taking drives through areas with lots of trees to see the vibrant leaves. 


Ashtyn Harter, Co News Editor 

Fall is my absolute favorite season. It is the time of year where all of my favorite things come back in style. Apple cider, horror movies, haunted houses. I could go on and on. 


When it comes to horror movies, I love all three of Jordan Peele’s movies: “Us,” “Get Out,” and “Nope.” If you want a good classic to watch, “The Shining” knocks it out of the park, it is a classic for a reason. 


Some of my favorite scary games include the “Five Nights at Freddie’s” franchise, although the later games are not my favorites, “Resident Evil: Village,” and “Phasmophobia.”


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